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OU announces Law Students of the Year 2016

Cate Turner and Karie Matthews were presented with their awards for being the highest achieving students of 2016 by leading EU judge, Sir Nicholas Forwood QC, and Head of The Open University Law School, Paul Catley.

11th May 2017
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Saving governance: Beyond the tick-box

Governance needs to be about more than a set of rules. But behaviour is not easy to change, writes Professor Simon Lee.

10th April 2017
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Home Office rule change adds to febrile atmosphere for EU nationals in Britain

The House of Lords may have backed an amendment to protect the rights of EU nationals after Brexit, but the level of fear among nationals of other EU countries about their future has hit new highs.

8th March 2017
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England Rugby’s ‘ruckgate’: when playing by the rules is seen as unfair

The Six Nations match between England and Italy at Twickenham on February 26 created quite a stir. Not so much for the quality of the rugby, but for a tactic adopted by the Italian team which appeared to catch England completely off guard for the best part of the first half.

1st March 2017
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Four ways Britain could guarantee the right to remain for EU citizens after Brexit

During the second reading of the bill that will give the government the go-ahead to trigger Britain’s exit from the European Union, MPs had a chance to safeguard the rights of EU citizens after Brexit.

10th February 2017
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Mooting success for Open University Law students

The second annual The Times 2TG Moot competition took place last month. Open University Law School students Abigail Scott and Peter Savory won the competition and were presented with a trophy by Lord Thomas, the lord chief justice, at Middle Temple Hall in London.

9th February 2017

Prize-winning postgraduate students on Law modules - 2016

I have enjoyed the intellectual challenge of the LLM and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

19th January 2017
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Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. The honour the day, The Open University has produced a series of videos with Open University Law School academics exploring various aspects of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

13th December 2016
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Tributes to Professor Gary Slapper

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the untimely death of Professor Gary Slapper. Gary was Professor of Law, and the first Head of the Law School at The Open University until 2011.

8th December 2016

Tom Bingham Memorial Essay Prize

The Tom Bingham Essay Prize is a joint initiative of The Open University Law School and the Open University Law Society. It commemorates the Rt Hon the Lord Bingham of Cornhill (1933-2010), a British barrister and judge. The Prize celebrates Tom Bingham's commitment to the rule of law, and the potential of Open University law students to contribute to it.

30th November 2016